I'm a proud nerd, a fervent liberal, a jovial smart a*s (not the malicious kind), and someone who goes out of his way to be considerate toward strangers and supportive of his friends. My passions include history (which is why I'm in grad school right now, likely en route to a professorial career), politics (which is why I keep a political blog), and playwriting (which is why I use a lot of my free time to quixotically chase my dreams in that field). I enjoy hanging out with friends, engaging in heated and stimulating political debates, reading (I'm an incurable bookworm), watching movies (good and bad), working on one of my plays or political editorials, wandering through a museum, and relaxing. Even though cynicism is chic these days, there is a strong idealistic streak in me, especially about relationships. I still believe in true love, the kind that sweeps both parties off their feet and, rather than depending on lust or superficial common interests, is based on trust, respect, and the ability to always be the highlight of the other one's day.